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Harry Potter

Just started reading Harry Potter. few questions

DesiGirl_ IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 12 August 2010 at 6:33pm | IP Logged
Hey =]
So i started readin HP, and im on the first book, chapter six. I'm konda confused on what happeend to Harry, and whyhe doesn't say voldemore name, and with all the people he meets at Wizard school.
If its okay, can anybody summarize the first five chapters of The Sorcerer's Stone for me?

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niki_09 Goldie

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Posted: 13 August 2010 at 5:24am | IP Logged

harry says voldemorts name Smile..but the others dont...coz voldemort is relli evil..n all are scared of him....Smile.........coz of that dey say "he who must not be named" or : You-Know-Who"LOL

heres the summary..Smile

Chapter 1: The Boy Who Lived
As Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, start their normal, Tuesday routine, there is nothing to suggest that this Tuesday is going to be different from any other Tuesday. They are a family that is very boring, very predictable, and very committed to being as normal as possible. Because Mrs. Dursley has a sister that is none of these things, they pretend she does not exist.
When Mr. Dursley finally leaves for work, he is disgruntled to find out that there are things happening on this Tuesday that are simply not regular. There are people walking around in cloaks, owls flying all around, and a host of other weird things that happen during the day to push him into a foul and confused mood.
When he finally drifts off to sleep that night he's glad that the weird day is over, or so he thinks. Outside, a strange old man is discussing current event with a tabby cat who just turned into a very severe looking woman. The man is a wizard, Albus Dumbledore, and he tells the woman that Voldemort, the evilest wizard that ever was, was destroyed when he tried to kill little Harry Potter, and that no one knows why this is so. Harry's parents were killed, and he's bringing Harry to live with his aunt and uncle, the Dursley's.


Chapter 2: The Vanishing Glass
It's been 10 years since that fateful night. Harry is still living with the Dursley's, although you can't tell it from looking at the house. They force him to live in the cupboard under the stairs, and the only clothing he gets are hand-me-downs from Dudley, who is about 10 times bigger than Harry.
It's Dudley's birthday, and due to the neighbor, Mrs. Figg, breaking her leg, Harry's allowed to go with them to the zoo instead of to Mrs. Figg's house. As Dudley and his friend wander off, Harry starts a conversation with a boa constrictor, who tells him he'd very much like to go to his home back in Burma. When Dudley pushes Harry onto the floor to watch the snake, the glass suddenly disappears and the boa is slithering away, thanking Harry for setting him free and causing a panic in the zoo. The Dursleys know immediately Harry is responsible, and they punish him soundly as soon as they get home.

Chapter 3: The Letters From No One
It's Harry's longest punishment ever. When he is finally free again summer has started, and one morning he's amazed when a letter arrives just for him. As soon as Uncle Vernon sees him trying to open the letter he seizes it, and refuses to let Harry read it.
When the post comes the next day another letter for Harry is in there, but again Uncle Vernon will not allow him to read it. As the days go by the number of letters and the craziness of their arrival increases, Uncle Vernon starts to become dangerously unhinged over the affair. He takes increasingly drastic measures to prevent Harry from reading the letters, and when a boatload of letters come in on Sunday, when there is no "post" (British slang for mail), he finally forces them all into the car, where they drive all day to a remote location just so the post won't be able to follow them.
The next day finds them still on the road, and this time Uncle Vernon takes them to a miserable shack on an island. That night, as Harry counts down the seconds to his birthday, something gigantic knocks on the door of the shack.


Chapter 4: The Keeper Of The Keys
A giant has forced his way into the shack. Harry is amazed when the giant, who introduces himself as Rubeus Hagrid, knows who he is, knows it's his birthday, and brings him his first ever birthday cake.
Hagrid is shocked to find out that Harry knows nothing about Hogwarts School, and is livid when he finds out that Harry doesn't know anything about his parents, or even the fact that he's a wizard. The Dursley's never told Harry anything about his past, or his parents, and it's with complete disbelief that Hagrid sets about telling Harry the truth about his life.
Harry can't believe that he's a real wizard or that his parents were killed, not in a car crash as the Dursley's had told him, but by an evil wizard named Voldemort. He finds out that he's the one who destroyed Voldemort when Voldemort tried to kill him too. When Hagrid finishes the tale, Harry feels upset because he's sure there's been a mistake. He can't be a wizard!
Hagrid convinces him otherwise, and Harry is thrilled when Uncle Vernon insults Albus Dumbledore, the Headmaster, and Hagrid gives Dudley a pig's tail in retribution.


Chapter 5: Diagon Alley
The next morning Harry wakes up, trying to convince himself it was all a dream. When he opens his eyes and finds Hagrid still in the shack he so happy he doesn't know what to do.
Hagrid takes him shopping for his school supplies in a section of London called Diagon Alley, which is just for witches and wizards. Harry is taken aback when he's treated like a celebrity by everyone. He even gets to meet one of his teachers, Professor Quirrel, in the Leaky Cauldron Pub.
Harry is amazed when they get to Gringotts Bank to take out some of his inheritance. There's a small fortune in there, and he can't believe the way his life has changed overnight. While they're in Gringotts Hagrid also takes out a mysterious package from a vault for Dumbledore, and in spite of Harry's questioning he won't tell him what it is.
When he goes in to get fitted for his school robes he meets a boy he doesn't like at all. Hagrid buys him a beautiful owl for his birthday present, and Harry is most excited to get his new wand. He tries a variety of different wands on for size, and finally finds his match in a wand with a phoenix feather core. Mr. Ollivander, the wandmaker, informs him that the phoenix that supplied his feather gave another feather, which is in the core of Lord Voldemort's wand.
Harry's sad to say goodbye to Hagrid, but is very much looking forward to his first day of school.

hope that helped Smile

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Mazzy101 Goldie

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Posted: 13 August 2010 at 4:44pm | IP Logged
hey, tht was a very good summary, i jst read it! you write very well!Smile

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Posted: 24 September 2010 at 2:40am | IP Logged
Did your school ask you to do a summary of the first five chapters? Wink
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DesiGirl_ IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 24 September 2010 at 3:23pm | IP Logged
haha yea im reading regulare books now. i gave in the middle of the 3rd one =p
S.Stephy IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 10 October 2010 at 4:12pm | IP Logged
I think the reason why Harry doesn't say Voldemort's name is bcause everyone like Hagrid n Ron are scared of using the name and they tell Harry not to use it.
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